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getting a medallion is the pinnacle of driving a job and right now there are hundreds of us at the peak and you deny us and take for yourself. this can't be right. you can't be serious. how can you ignore the plight of hundreds of cab drivers who have worked a lifetime, altered their lives and sacrificed and refused other opportunity in order to earn their medallion. it's so wrong and cruel. you have stolen my future and my family's future. in case you're not aware of it cabbies have families too. right now i suffer from terment of this justice and it's severe and the first thing i think of in the morning and last thing at night. it's the epitome of being used and abused. prop k kept us in this business with promises and hope and so did prop a by the way at the start, and i looked at this as security for my family and pension and retirement plan and now i'm looking at nothing, a complete dead end. this is a shame, and there's an sf little pamphlet that these guys put out in march of 09 and promised to get to everybody on that list, so they chipped away and chipped awa
will be available electronically, that means sort of in its raw form for the public to use? >> exactly. >> i think it would be great at that time to have some sort of public training. my guess is a lot of people are really interested in neighborhood scale data. so, looking at the map, some of the data is -- you have the boundaries quite large. so, to look -- to help them figure out how to use that to sort of answer the questions people in neighborhoods are looking for. >> okay, yeah. definitely. >> commissioner antonini. >> a couple things i read in a little more depth through most of this. one thing that seemed a little curious to me is a category private household employees, and that number increased a lot from 2002 to 2011. i'm not sure how these are really being categorized. there are many instances where in a private home you'll employ someone often as an outside contractor, like a gardner and he or she will do a number of different jobs in a given day. they will have many different employers, of course. i'm not quite sure how that does -- those figures are compiled. also in similar ways, peo
you. >> (inaudible). >> okay. thank you. the history of the subject use shows that most of the last 10 years the subject use was actually a retile art gallery. this was demonstrated in the application filed last year to legalize the arts gallery as a cafe shop. cafe shop is retail use and no food preparation. it's not considered to be a restaurant. several months later in march of this year subject permit that we're asking for jurisdiction over was filed, and that permit request the establishment of a coffee shop, a coffee shop -- it shows that the legal use is a coffee shop. at the same time this permit was filed the permit i showed you before was filed on the same day. this permit is clear and shows there is no food preparation in this use so the intent of the operator of the property -- of the applicant no food preparation. it would not be a restaurant. two months later in may, a third permit is filed for this particular use, and that permit somehow shows that there was a creation of a restaurant which is shown here on this application, and that the current use is a limited
enforcement here in california is in effect a war on crumbs instead of the often used phrase on drugs. how do you respond to his remarks? >> well, i think the first thing that we have to recognize is that the majority of people who are caught up in the criminal justice system and who are prosecuted for this type of offense for possession offenses and to some degree possession for sale offenses, the vast majority are indigent people and the vast majority of those indigent people are people of color. so what you have are two systems in place. you have a system where privileged white middle class people basically use drugs, college campuses, frat parties, not clubs, they use drug with impunity, they don't have to worry about being caught. then you have a system that comes down like a ton of bricks on indigent poor people and that's one of the reasons why i think this type of reform is a positive first step because if you aren't going to make drug possession illegal, at least make it a misdemeanor and not a felony. at least don't stigmatize and label an entire population of people as felons and p
this morning instead of visiting us, so we have plenty of folks from the breast cancer fund and other groups on hand to answer questions, but we are missing our policy geru unfortunately, i don't know how much this audience is familiar with it but we've also been meeting and talking about doing a study of exposures among women firefighters in particular, and so we have some members of that team talking about that here, sharl patton is back there, give a wave, and did rachel step out already? and rachel thought she was going to give a wave but she had to step out to go to another meeting, from the breast cancer fund, we have my two science leaders, [inaudible] and janet gray, so science questions galor, they can handle them all, policy questions, we'll have to deflect some of those to nancy for another time, so what i'm going to present today is what we call our healthy home and healthy world tours, i'll talk a little bit about who the breast cancer fund is and then we're going to walk through kind of the rooms in your home talking about tips for avoiding exposures that are linked to breast c
summary probation which meant go home and sin no more. and if you do, you'll be back here to see us. and so, i think that once again, i go back to the fact that under the current system, because we have so many of those individuals who were once incarcerated at the state level, being pushed down to the counties, there's no room at the end in terms of the county jails. so misdemeanors aren't going to be sentenced to county jail but will be sentenced in community service or whatever. and for those individuals who do need some measure of control and supervision to deal about -- deal with their conviction problems, it's not going to happen at the misdemeanor level. >> let me go to a couple of the questions from the audience. i've shared them with our district attorney. george, two questions there, one related to whether or not drug possession should be treated differently for adults than from juveniles. and then a question about back on track, whether or not that program would be positively or adversely affected by senator leno's proposal. >> yes, let me start with the first question co
idea, it is something that we have talked about. it is important for us to understand what the cbos are doing. it is important for them to have specific training for their individuals. they should also have some guidelines and some criteria to evaluate their successes, on a quarterly and yearly basis. >> thank you. last question. what are the types of job opportunities that are available for at risk youth? what are the funding opportunities? >> there are not many job opportunities right now. with the way that funding is currently, it is only being reduced. what we try to do is think creative. we try to create an internship programs, where we try to confuse -- infuse youth. we utilize a lot of non-western ways of trying to have youth identified. we infuse political education so they can make a good choice. there are other programs like oasis. there are not many opportunities, not everybody could work -- all the work permits required. it also requires a social security number. alternative pathways are a good way to go, such as those internship opportunities. use these venues as an opp
to help us address construction and make it successful, as it is today. cmis is one of the first major tools we put in place. the next one is the san francisco online invoicing, where we are now working with the contractor and consultant to have them submit their invoices online. we are also working on electronic bidding systems. another way we can reduce the paperwork and all the other issues tied with the procurements. i live in san francisco. i am a rate-payer. i really care about the way we spend our money. systems like this that will allow transparency, clarity, accountability, and efficiency -- i think systems like this need to be applied to all parts of the city. we really strive to lead and embraced technology so we can be ahead of the game. [applause] >> we are spending $15 million per week just on our water system. that does not happen without incredibly good management, personnel management and i.t. systems to make it work. harlan kelly is responsible for all of that. [applause] >> good afternoon. first, i would like to thank spur and mfac for this prestigious award. also, e
in a tow truck. >> mr. johnson speak to us please. >> number one -- he said it happened in a tow truck. my incident didn't happen in a tow truck and i paid for my incident and everything that was said here is because he has a badge and tell a lie about somebody. i work with many officers out here for the last 20 years. i have been working with every dwt officer here in san francisco and if you drive a bike and you know what i am and i did my job for 20 years in san francisco. you're just a guy that is behind -- >> please. no disparaging comments please. thank you. >> well, i guess my question really is about the criminal conviction itself. i understand you could not share the actual rap sheet, but i have nothing in front of me to indicate that there was a conviction that falls within subdivision a. >> i guess we were expecting this might be a problem some day. >>i think it is. >> because there are so many permitting decisions, whether it's with regard to someone who wants to be a masseuse, tow truck driver, a lot of the other things. a lot of the decision is based on criminal history
and maintains these pumps that are right beneath us now so it gets kind of complicated, but i think i've been exposed, i worked at the airport for 11 years and then worked here, i have this exposure to diesel smell that you don't notice it here, i do notice it frequently, and so when you mention this gal rachel. >> so, just before this, we had a meeting because we're working on hopefully building a study to look at exposures among women in the fire course to understand what they're exposed to, this raises a really interesting kind of unique sub population within that, she is an environmental health scientist and has done a lot of work on measuring levels of chemicals in people and environments, so one study she did was with also in richmond california to looking at the different levels of chemicals, diesel exhaust in richmond which you would expect to be very different, and she's going to help us see if we can build a study, so this was a great thing that you brought to our attention. >> i start to think about it over the years but especially working in an airport and now in an actively work
people don't have the time, b) because we almost purposely use language that nobody understands. so, unfortunately, i think these are key limitations to the real translation of research to practice in the field, and not just in behavioral health. dr. peterson, is that true for prevention as well? yes, i would say it is true for prevention as well. there are people who work in real-world settings who are interested in helping prevent problems from occurring-in this case, substance abuse or mental health issues-and they have a lot of constraints on their time. they have a lot of constraints on other resources-could be money, could be technology. and, in terms of bringing research to practice, things that are done in a laboratory or academic setting, if you will, sometimes are not readily translatable into real-world settings with those constraints happening and with a variety of audiences that are in a community setting. so, yeah, i think the same is true in the prevention field as well as in the treatment arena. and, tom, in terms of what we are studying, give us a brief overlook of
are, well, world renowned researchers also in the midst of all of us. i'm the principal investigator on this project and that means that i'm supposed to be in charge of making sure it happens. so, we're 70% done and you're seeing one of the major parts of it today. and i want to introduce susan so we can get the show on the road. so, thank you so much. (applause) >> well, i want to welcome you all here today for the launch of our state offices aids renovation project otherwise known as soar. and i'm susan buck binder. i'm speaking on behalf of the entire aids office. we are fortunate to be a world class research organization housed within the health department which is pretty much unique globally. we have three amazing sections that we work with. the first is the surveillance epidemiology section. they really started at the very beginning of the hiv epidemic in tracking what was then known as grid and other term and became aids and then also tracking new cases of hiv infection. and, so, there's really been leaders around the world in how to track trends in new infections and that is
with mayor lee and the board to address a lot of these issues. this will clearly be a busy year for us. another component of our work is connecting the city's robuspro o assistance with our many business partners. this is a core part of mfac original purpose in san francisco. we are focused on building this capacity once again. as everyone here knows, the nature of how cities are doing business is changing. fundamentally. costly federal and state mandates continue to squeeze local budgets. increasing costs are forcing discussions about how we provide services. technology is requiring that we move more quickly than we have in a long time. building a network of partners to support our city government at this time will be more important than ever and will be critical as we were to emerge from the recession. we have a real opportunity here. we also have a real responsibility to help investment and success of our city. spur is committed to making this happen. we hope that all of you join us as we work to leverage a lot of these partnerships once again. spur is a nonprofit. member-supported
shows distribution, most of us in here. you get anybody out here who is externalizing or anyone out here who is internalizing, as a psychologist, we try to bring them back in here so they're more healthy. that's what we study. when you're having problems in your life or any other area, if we can do something, talking to you versus talk therapy or medicine that might help you, what we're trying to do is get everybody back here so we're just kind of more balanced. with respect to the traumatic brain injuries and other types of things, that's much simpler for people to kind of understand that you had a concussive event or you had a t.b.i., traumatic brain injury, that's caused problems. we should be developing ways of helping to manage and treat those problems just like we do individuals who have the other types of problems. >> let me just add one thing there, which is it's a good question, but it highlights one of the challenges of introducing neuroscience today in the courtroom. at kent showed you some of his slides and mentioned during his talk, he is trying to develop treatments as he d
defense called the insanity defense which never works as most of us know because we don't recognize it. should we recognize it, that's an interesting question. should we have a more robust concept of diminished responsibility in light of the understanding that some people have less control over their preferences and desires or should we have better sentencing schemes or get rid of incarceration and come up with different models of trying to deal with punishment once we understand people have wrong selections. i think those are all interesting questions, but is there free will? well, the fact that almost everybody in the audience raised either their right or left hand contemplated it and were quickly able to act and respond. that to me says, yes, there is. now what do we want to do about it? now that we understand that those of us in the audience or up here that like chocolate cake may not have control over it, how do we want to account for that if at all in the criminal justice system? to date, we haven't. in the future, we may wish to. >> i agree with that. i think that, first of a
-funded study, people in recovery, and, of course, they all have a history of chronic substance use problem, because that's how they ended up in the study. in addition to that, over 50 percent of them have a chronic physical condition, 72 percent of whom have more than one. so they have multiple physical care condition. over a third of them also have a mental health condition, and the co-occurrence of these, when you look at, for example, the odds of developing one or more chronic physical condition as a function of having a mental health diagnosis, is two to three times across samples. so, people come in treatment, whether it's substance use treatment or mental health treatment or primary care treatment, they're one person with a whole lot of problems. and all of the providers who are professionally in a situation where they're likely to encounter and be called upon to treat these individuals have to be at least more than peripherally aware of the fact that this is going on, and currently in the training this is not happening. and there's also a hierarchy of diseases, if i may, where a per
street c. request for conditional use authorization. item 5, case no. 2012.0725c, 475 eucalyptus drive, request for conditional use authorization. i have no speaker cards, commissioners, for these items. >> is there any public comment on the items on the consent calendar? seeing none, commissioner moore? >> i ask that item 475 eucalyptus drive on consent, i have a couple of questions. and i think this commission needs to have instructions on how this particular use is regulated. so, i ask that it be moved. >> commissioner antonini. >> given that, i would move that we approve the other two items on the consent calendar. those being items number 3, i guess it is, and 4. >> second. >> no, it's 2 and 3. >> just to make it clear, one is 738 6th avenue and the other is 501-503 and 505-51 1 laguna. >> i second that. >> on the motion to continue items 3 and 4 -- excuse me to approve items 3 and 4, excuse me. commissioner antonini? >> aye. >> commissioner borden? >> aye. >> commissioner hillis? >> aye. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> aye. >> commissioner wu? >> aye. >>
will use it to take individual's rights away to appeal. drivers don't have the money to go to superior court and sf mta knows it. if you respect the process of government as you clearly do by serving on this board don't left sf mta hold itself broof that process. take jurisdiction, please. and if sf mta was really serious about none of this being under the jurisdiction of the board of appeals they wouldn't of charging each category driver for supporting the board of appeals every year for the past three or four years, so please take jurisdiction. this is in your wheel house and if not you then we have no one else to turn to other than the superior court and we can't afford that. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> some taxi drivers -- nobody is exposed to extra cabs on the street. we have been telling them for three years that we need more taxis. there is kick back. you just go enter into hotel and come out the doorman is going to ask you "where are you going?" and as soon as you say "airport" they're calling their buddies. they're pocketing money everyday. the
to radiation based screening need to be, you know, used either in lieu of or in addition to and that's a very personal decision and a medical decision, but that added risk for those women who are already at higher risk from the very -- the detect is a really important issue, so does that answer your question? >> [inaudible]. >> awesome, okay, so schools, i've talked about some changes that can happen at schools but the reason we wanted to highlight this is because we can talk about federal laws, about state laws and it can feel daunting to think about getting involved in legislation at that level, although we try to make that easy for most to do by signing on to online actions and stuff, but for parents with kids, changing policies at schools can be an accessible thing, joining pta's or talking to the school board about having integrated pest management so kids aren't exposed to pesticides on playgrounds, that's been successful. there's a huge movement to get safer, healthier foods into schools and they just revised the school lunch guidelines, but also you could go organic, you could go loca
, request for conditional use authorization. >> good afternoon, president fong and commissioners. i'm rick crawford of department staff. this case is a request for conditional use authorization to expand an existing residential care facility for the elderly from five beds to ten beds in the rh-1-d residential family detached district. the expanded facility would include six beds for ambulatory patients and four beds for nonambulatory patients. the project site is within a fully developed mixed use area surrounded by residential uses to the west and the north and commercial and institutional buildings to the east and the south. the facility is within the cluster of institutional uses on eucalyptus that serves as a buffer between the residential neighborhood and the shopping center. the project is an expansion of the small residential care facility and as such is not expected to effect traffic, parking or transit operations in the neighborhood. the size of the proposed use is in keeping with the character of the adjacent residential neighborhood and the building on the site would remain resi
to be better than us after a bunch of trades. the los angeles dodgers are -- all right. the giants. they're down to two games of cincinnati. they win three straight. the reds are? >> audience: out of here! >> it has to be louder for the next two. are you ready? the giants go to st. louis and need to win there and back home. the st. louis cardinals are? >> audience: out of here! >> now for the big one. the mighty american league detroit tigers. you ready? the detroit tigers -- they are? audience: out of here! >> you never disappoint. here is my partner mike. >> well, we have become an organization of expertation. there's expectation when you win a championship in 2010 and there is expectation when you get in that ballpark everyday and it's over flowing with your love and affection and there is purity in the formula that this organization goes about trying to meet those standards of excellence. it starts with the fans of historians that we call investors that kept us here in san francisco and goes to the front office comprised of men and women dedicating their lives to this team
dr. bookbinder tell us that the health commission was on the verge of what i hope was in this building we're going to be able to do, we from the health commission are extremely proud that our city has been able to be at the forefront on a national and world level. i congratulate everybody. i thank president obama. i thank all of our federal, state, and local officials who have continued to support the effort of the health department of our private practitioners, of all those who are here in this final effort to end the epidemic of aids. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. next i'm going to introduce supervisor scott weaner from district 8 who is going to -- always supported the work that we've done here. and thank you for coming. (applause) >> thank you, thank you. and i want to wish a very happy birthday to my colleague supervisor david campos. (applause) >> it seems like just yesterday that we were here and we had our hard hats on, and we were breaking the wall there when some friends of mine saw the photos, they told me i should not be wearing a hard h
bond so it serves as a great example how we use the park bonds to of benefit of all of our users and residents and especially because we want our southeast sector to continue evolving in a positive way for everybody. it has been a trial for many of the residents here for many years because of the leadership of the different agencies working together with environmental advocates to make sure we strike that right balance we can have the spaces used for the different use and it is enjoyment of the environment at the same time for the residents. thank you for being here with this announcement. we get four things out of this. a dog run, heron's head park with the landscape and wonderful access to it. we have the literacy for justice modernization here and of course we have the bi- directional lines for the bicycles and thanks for being here and congratulations to everybody. it has been a great part of this collaboration. this great team work and go giants and now go warriors. [applause] >> thank you mayor lee for your leadership for this development. i want to introduce also mon
using your can calculations because you're already down pricing it to fit into the category as it is. if the unit would normally be $600,000, you're probably selling it for 200,000. i'm just throwing out some numbers, but, you know, that may be an exaggeration. but let's say 500,000 or 250, perhaps. is it thectionv there a way to still price it at what would be the right price and they could continue work out some kind of financing structure work there? payments would be aloe questionvthctionv don't what they're paying in rents or close it it, but it would be spread out over a longer period of time so their sale price ends up being more in keeping with what everyone else is getting the ownership unit for. >> should the unit go from receiptctional owner and priced at the ownership level, that would still be at the below market rate -- [multiple voices] >> yes. >> i don't know. it's an interesting concept. we can review it. >> not being discriminatory, but someone is coming in to buy a unit under the ownership. and if there is one being converted, that person who is currently in there
on september 11, 2012 without explanation or request by us as owners issued a revised letter, and issued a variance in that letter stating that lot 33 effectively didn't need the 10 feet by 50-foot piece of strip of land to be a legal lot, and gave our lot a variance saying that it would be therefore a legal lot without meeting the guidelines without that strip of land, and essentially trying to correct the 1955 approval process where the city never enforced that approval that the 10-foot by foot foot strip of land would be given to lot 33 and correct that lack of enforcement by issuing this letter. why we're here today just to be very clear and repeat what is in the briefing document before you is we would like the september 11, 2012 letter revoked and we would like restrictions placed on that strip of land so neither us as owners of the corner lot or the adjoining neighbor are able to build or obstruct that piece of land regardless of who has proper owner should -- ownership and the law be we held and the way the lot is today someone could apply for a permit and build on it. the reas
love you provided us selling out all 89 home games and all the wonderful fanses, and i see some of you that traveled withed team, road warriors to make road games feel like home games. you inspired us. we know you filled this plaza on sunday when we were in detroit. we know you cheer friday your couches at home, from your neighborhood street parties and then throughout october with the city we lit up the city. it was a washid orange from coit tower to the ferry building to right here at city hall. what can we take away from our 2012 giants? i believe we can take away life lessons. vuch teachable moments for our children and our team did face challenges and whether facing injuries or newly acquired players or facing elimination game one after another. what were the life lessons? never give up no matter how high the mountain is to climb. have integrity and conduct yourself with professionalism. did this team do that? absolutely. play with a team with unselfish devotion. trust one another and love your team teammates and in always do so have fun and it's meant to be played a
foundational. and those four would be that you didn't pay rent, that you were a nuisance, illegal use of your unit, breach of lease. and then we also added in another one, which is a just cause, units that convert from rental to ownership because that can happen in our program. and we want people to be aware of that and what could happen to that representer in that situation. and then another allowance to not renew the lease for households that are in violation of the rules of our program. the primary rules would be that your income qualified, you're living in the unit as your primary residence, right household size, not one person living in a two-bedroom unit. and that you're in general compliance. those are the major pieces to that. and then we also are setting forth a recertification process for bmr renters and that requires -- it's going to require annual or biannual reporting, both from -- it will require biannual or annual reporting from the building itself, seeing who lives in the unit, what the rent level is, what their last income was when they checked. it will require the tenants th
that is important to the appellant but can you help us. >> that is under the planning code and have to go through the neighborhood notification to develop in that area. >> they meaning the owners of the other lot. >> correct, yeah. the adjacent property. >> i'm confused. your letter is developable. >> there is nothing as far as i know from stopping someone from the adjacent property to develop in what is essentially their side yard -- yeah, i mean it's on their lot. it's when we look at the parcel maps it's their property so this just clarifies the record. >> so again the difference -- the fundamental difference or effect of your revised letter versus the original letter. >> so the revised letter again was something that we did i think to clarify the department's position this is a legal lot and give in the ability to appeal it here, so i guess that is more meaningful to have the board make a decision whether or not the zoning administrator has the authority or abuse the discretion saying this is a legal lot under the plang koatd, the 25 by 50. if it's a question of i wasn't asked the questio
and 1 dollar from all of us. that can really help and donate at red cross .org and we thank you for your generosity. it was just two years ago that we captured the championship since moving to san francisco and i think we're happy we didn't have to wait until 52 years. [cheers and applause] we've got another trophy in this great city by the bay. [cheers and applause] so today giants fans once again you are all world champions and together we are giants, so we have a wonderful program planned for you today and i know you're anxious to get this started started and bring the guys out and celebrate your 2012 san francisco giants so let's get started. first of all we are joined by a number of special dignitaries who have helped to make san francisco one of the best baseball towns -- no, the best baseball town in america. [cheers and applause] let us now welcome and please show your love and enthusiasm the mayor of city and county of san francisco the honorable edwin lee. former mayor and current lieutenant governor the honorable gavin newsom. the city chief of protocol charlotte schultz,
of the criminal rampage that began in irvine, california. he used a firearm to rob to banks in southern california, of threatening to shoot the tellers if they did not comply. gave no consideration to anyone who got in the way of his criminal ambition or effort to escape. as a direct result of his disregard for anyone who might come in to counter with his criminal endeavors, and as well as san francisco police officer lives were jeopardized. the suspect complete disregard for the public put a great risk any person who might inadvertently cross his path, should he escape from the park. searchers got ryan, rubin reyes recognize the danger. even when faced with serious bodily injury or death, these officers remain steadfast and determined to protect not only themselves and one another, but the public at large from the disregard of the fleeing fugitive. sir john ryan, officer lou andrelieu and reyes , when confd with a violent situation, they responded with no were the bravery and poise. they were fully responsible to the danger, but to the rapidly- devolving life-threatening circumstances that unfold
't let anybody else tell you otherwise. one in three households in the u.s. are impacted by domestic violence. around 22% of every women report having been the victim of domestic violence. if you walk into any of our prisons, you will find that the majority of the people that are in custody, that are in prison for violent crimes have themselves been either the victims or witnesses of domestic violence in the home. this is a real problem, and i think that we need to ensure that we focus on the victim and that we focus on the family and that we make sure that we continue to do everything that we can to protect the victims of domestic violence. this is not a personal issue. this is not an individual issue. frankly, this is not a political issue. this is a public safety issue and i am so honored that our mayor is here to say a few words and then we're going to turn it over to dr. morassi and then we'll answer any questions you may have. >> thank you. let me begin by thanking our district attorney george gascone. he's been a wonderful leader, a very, very solid collaborater on this domest
people wanted additional units. your brief talks about the 3r reports but has not demonstrated to us there are three unit there is and have been there. >> we have the city's letter of determination that says that the property was originally configured as a three unit building. that's where i got my information. after the farm house -- >> which letter? >> the letter of determination dated -- >> in other words how do we know there are three units there now? >> yes, sir. well, we have my client's testimony. they're here. we have the planning department letter of determination that says this was originally configured as three unit building after it was a farm house. >> and see the other issue is being able to demonstrate that it was consistently there. a variety of things have been done in the past. >> oh yeah -- >> and directory and research and things like that. >> i want to readily admit to you there is indication in the building inspection rerd records that a permit was issued to reduce to three clients and signed off as completed. what my clients bought the building this was
goldstein for furnishing the city attorney's opinion and affording us the opportunity to respond to it and i'm going to do it point by point. the city attorney contends proposition a of 2007 stripped the right for taxi permit decisions from the charter, and i addressed this at length the last time, but let me say that right persists in the clear language of the charter language and no where in proposition a or the it weres presented to the voters was the loss of appeal rights ever mentioned. two charter sections here -- here it is can be easily reconciled and it didn't affect the right of appeal. the city attorney further claims that the mta's action was administrative decision and immune from appeal and even if a special class of permits is legislative act those issuance is grant subject to appeal. on that point the city attorney argues that the mta's was not a grant of permits because it required subsequent administrative action, but that action was simply a staff decision about the distribution of the med dallians. were we required to wait for the permits to be issued and file 10 sep
've got 78,000 square feet of positive absorption to date and forecasters are telling us to anticipate 1 1/2 to 2 million square feet by the end of this year. you don't need me to tell you how successful you are. just look around at all the cranes. in fact, i thought i was going to be late this morning because of the crane action and a lot of construction that's going on in the city, along with oracle's open world and all the events starting up and we're still getting around the city, thanks to sfmta but you can also see our success not just in what we're building. this week we announced all the wonderful world class events that we're holding and hosting in our great city. whether it's fleet week, hardly strictly blue grass, america's cup, our own giants winning -- by the way, thanks for beating la last night -- or our very dominant performance by our san francisco 49er's, wow, both sides. this weekend is going to be one of the most significant ones because we have all these in play plus we have concerts and so many events going on and we have neighborhoods activated and connecting up.
. i am done. that was his turning point. call it a turning point, called the teachable moment. use whatever terminology that you want. that is where we need to be present. when i say we, i mean, we. at that turning point, at that moment of truth, that teachable moment, it is imperative that resources be brought to bear. now, what are the two most impressive resources that are brought to bear at that moment. there are two major forces that helped gang members change. one of them is tattoo removal. this is the first major force in the denunciation. the second is legal assistance. surprising. you did not see this on the video and i never thought of this. the first thing individuals need, not to feel like gang members -- is to erase their past. they have literally talked with me about feeling -- removing these tattoos and legal excitement. it is not that simple. changing from being a gang member to a former gang member involves a change in identity. this is a tricky process. it is slow and steady, and there is frustration. the gang is replaced with drugs, and there are fallbacks. relap
in the seat belt and was not working. he used his knife to reach into the car and cut it. the heat was so hot his face was burning. it scorched his face and hair. he did not retreat. he went into the vehicle and remove the individual from the vehicle. as soon as they got away to safety, the vehicle exploded. the fire department is still not on scene. before they arrived there was a taxicab driver who had attempted to break the window and he was unable to and it got so hot that he retreated. these men did not retreat. they did not hesitate. they did not think about running. to this day, this person is able to wake up in the morning and look at his family. for that break, you are being given the silver medal of valor. [applause] capt. eric vintero and officers heppler and carrasco. >> good evening. i would like to introduce officer troy carrasco and william elppler, october 3, 2011, police dispatch put out a call of the stabbing that had just occurred. several richmond units began responding to the scene. officer robert long are right first in salt a suspect standing in front of 16th avenue. he
that would be a very effective means for him to intervene. in dealing with the violent us youth, they need to make them understand that they have done something, there will be repercussions, there will be consequences. they will have to serve their time, but not get lost in the shuffle. prison can have two or facts. it can make someone want to be more productive member of society or they can become more integrated into the gang lifestyle. these individuals can go in and aligned with these groups and now they come out and they are more respected in the community in the wrong aspect and they're going to do something more severe. we need to -- was these people go to prison, do not lose touch with them. meet them when they are being sentenced. >> i love something you just did. you said "he needs to" and a new corrected yourself and said "we need to." we need to be thinking along those lines. you are basically out of prison, correct? you have grown up in richmond, an area that is labeled gang infested. when you listen to this, how do each of you react? what do think of what he is saying? could
know it would use the tracks. it would go through there, but they're sort of -- the stations are further to the north and further to the south of the site. so, that kind of -- we're keeping track of those things. that is the extent of the information that we have. so, i'll leave it up for questions and more details. >> thank you. we'll open it up for public comment. is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, we'll go to commissioner comments. commissioner moore. >> thank you for the [speaker not understood] and good sense of humer. [laughter] >> i have a separate question. you addressed some more comprehensive issues sub fronding the project. that being leland. but i have a focused question and then the issue of bay lands and brisbane because that is a megaproject and i hope that we will be able to create a dialogue with the city about projects which are compatible with each other across jurisdictional boundary lines. the other issue is way back when at the north and to the east there is a small community, almost like a pocket residential. i think it's called litt
, request for conditional use authorization. >> good afternoon, president fong and members of the planning commission. sharon young, planning department staff. the item before you is request for conditional use authorization for an outdoor activity area to an existing restaurant located at 1963 sutter street within the nc-3 district, japantown special use district and 50-x height and bulk district. the proposal is to add outdoor area, dining table and chairs for approximately 08 square foot patio enclosed by [speaker not understood] high fence within the rear yard of the restaurant. the proposed outdoor dining area will abut common parking lot located within the mid-block area of the subject block. the restaurant has been in operation since december 2011. the current hours of operation of the restaurant are 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week. in the original proposal that was the application. the proposed hours of operation was the dining outdoor patio 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 7 days a week. the proposal would not involve interior [speaker not understood]. to date the department has rec
and no one told us how to conduct ourselves. and tell us what to wear. someone could have a school fight, and we may be at the mall, and see the person we have a fight with. the army and navy have their bar fights. i did not see this as being a game, or a community. supporting each other, this may have been in a negative way. i did not have a stable household. many of them do not of their fathers are, where their father is dead. in their return, the block i gave up -- this is who i looked up to. he had a notorious reputation. there was the violence and in return, we had the pros and cons for that. a lot of people would mess with me because of who my father was -- to my brother was. they became my enemies. it was not a choice. this is just how was. let's go get him. and it comes to the place, you get tired of running. i did not see this as being wrong. what people defined as a gang, that must be a gang member right there. i have tattoos on my arm and neck and hand, and none of them are getting associated. they all tell personal story in my life. somebody would say that this is a gang memb
for the benefit of new commissioners and the public, a little bit of history on the site. so, this used to be a factory in visitacion valley. for many years, in 1989, the company schlage lock decided to close it, proposed a home depot store on the site. the community, residents and business owners were opposed to this. so, after that opposition, the planning department got involved in partner with the community and the nonprovist urban oncology to create a new vision for the site. this resulted in a concept plan in 2002 with the goals that are outlined right there on your -- on the slide, which you have a copy of. and, so, generally the concept plan called for redevelopment of the site and revitalization and providing community services and neighborhood serving retail, especially grocery store, providing housing of different affordable and market rate, providing open spaces as well as community spaces and helping revitalize land as well as site clean up. therefore, from 2009 when the concept plan was published to 2011, the redevelopment agency got involved to establish the site as a red
'm honored having the mayor here with us who is tremendous partner in this process. as well we have dr. morassi from the department of health and women. and we have behind me a group of advocates that have tirelessly worked with our office and the community to make sure that domestic violence victims in our city are well treat and had provided with the services that they require in order to recover, in order to be able to move on. today we're also announcing a grant. we were given a grant of $650,000 from the department of justice. this is a grant that my office applied for with the assistance of casa de las mujeras. i don't know why i keep saying that. [speaker not understood] the issue of women's shelter and other organizations. the goal of this grant is to be able to enhance our ability to deliver services, especially for the most vulnerable victims of domestic violence. as many of you know, this year -- this month we celebrate domestic violence month. and every year my office has an event that we do in order to educate service providers and the public about the things we can do in
but as a matter of a default of agreement if a company defaults on the agreement that allows them to use these permits they can be taken away. one of the conditions on the permit is that they meet certain dispatch standards. that's our attempt to make these permits give them characteristics that will make the permit recipients more accountable to the public with these taxis, so these are the kinds of features we're adding to the class of permits. another thing about this class of permits is that they are temporary. in the future if we found that the number of taxis on the street is excessive this is the only class of permits we could take away from the taxi supply. for example, if a license agreement for these permits expired we could choose not to renew it, and by that mechanism reduce the taxis on the street by one and we don't have that flexibility with any other class of permits, so we are trying to as the director indicated create responsity and management in the taxi agree and creating new features and permits. if this particular class of permits -- if this board were to say "
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